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Schedule of Events

Schedule of Events for the Indianapolis 500

Indianapolis Motor Speedway – Indianapolis, Indiana


The Indianapolis 500 is the always the top race for the VeriIndyCar season. It isn’t just a weekend of events, there are events all month long! We have listed all of the events for the month in the chart below!

2018 Schedule – Updated 4/25/18

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Tuesday, May 1510 a.m. - 6 p.m.Gates Open
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.Veterans Practice
1 p.m. - 4 p.m.Rookie Orientation Program
4 - 6 p.m.IndyCar Practice
Wednesday, May 1610 a.m. - 6 p.m.Gates Open
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.IndyCar Practice
Thursday, May 1710 a.m. - 6 p.m.Gates Open
11 a.m. - 6 p.mIndyCar Practice
Friday, May 18 - Fast Friday10 a.m. - 6 p.m.Gates Open
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.IndyCar Practice
Saturday, May 20 - Bump Day7 a.m. - 6 p.m. Gates Open
8 - 8:30 a.m.Group 1 Practice
8:30 - 9 a.m.Group 2 Practice
9 - 9:30 a.m.All Cars Practice
11 a.m. - 5:50 p.m.Indy 500 Qualifying
Sunday, May 21 - Pole Day9 a.m. - 6 p.m.Gates Open
12 - 12:45 p.m.Practice (Positions 10-33 from Saturday)
1:15 - 2 p.m.Practice (Positions 1-9 from Saturday)
2:45 - 4:45 p.m.Indy 500 Qualifying - Positions 10-33
5 - 5:45 p.m.Indy 500 Qualifying - Fast 9
Monday, May 2112 p.m. - 6 p.m.Gates Open
12:30 p.m. - 4 p.m.IndyCar Practice
Friday, May 25 - Carb Day8 a.m. - 6 p.m.Gates Open
8 a.m. - 9 a.m.Historic Race Car Exhibition
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.Final Indy 500 Practice
12:30 p.m.Indy Lights Freedom 100
1:45 p.m.Tag Heuer Pit Stop Competition
3:30 p.m.Miller Lite Carb Day Concert feat. Journey
Saturday, May 26 - Legends Day8 a.m. - 6 p.m.Gates Open
9 a.m. - 10 a.m.Full Field Autograph Session - Pagoda Plaza
10:30 a.m.Public Drivers Meeting - Tower Terrace
12 - 1 p.m.Legends Autograph Session A
1:30 - 2:30 p.m.Legends Autograph Session B
3:30 p.m. Firestone Legends Day Concert
Sunday, May 27 - Race Day6:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.Gates Open
12:19 p.m.102nd Running of the Indianapolis 500